Today there is still far too much corruption and predatory behavior in construction and real estate. Meanwhile, the regulatory burden has grown, underscoring the need to vet your contractors, suppliers, and consultants for histories free of unethical regulatory or contractual breaches. Companies also face as much risk as ever from prospective acquisition targets and merger candidates.
K2 Intelligence is uniquely qualified to help manage these risks by undertaking due diligence and other investigations. And not just for companies in these industries, but for any organization engaged in construction. The reason: We leverage the experience and expertise of Thacher Associates, which we acquired in 2012.
Thacher pioneered the monitoring of high-profile construction projects in the 1980s to thwart fraud and corruption for New York’s Construction Industry Strike Force. Since then we’ve conducted tens of thousands of background checks and other investigations. With this experience, no one understands the need for careful screening—and how that screening should be performed—better than we do.
We focus on helping you avoid potential problems before they become real ones.
Now we can be part of your company’s team, supporting in-house or outside counsel or your compliance organization.
We Can Investigate Numerous Areas
Our due diligence services can protect your organization’s finances and operations, along with its greatest asset, its reputation for integrity.
Our due diligence generally falls into one of three categories:
- Reputational screen
- Financial review
- Compliance review
The focus of an investigation might be criminal violations, lawsuits, regulatory infractions, qualifications, financial capacity, or past performance at meeting contract obligations.
We Tailor Engagements to Your Needs
Our background checks can be as streamlined or extensive as your situation requires. We can:
- Check hundreds of public databases to which we have access.
- Consult the proprietary database we’ve built up over 20 years.
- Talk with contacts throughout the industry, including union, regulatory and law enforcement officials.
- Conduct field investigations, possibly uncovering previously unknown sources of information.
- Deploy questionnaires we’ve created and vetted with district attorneys and other agencies, along with standards for evaluating the responses.
Our due diligence services have contributed to the success of some of the most prominent construction projects in the United States. They include many of the best-known developments in New York.